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Kevin_L
Posted: June 11th, 2019, 9:22am Report to Moderator
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Kevin, even if you missed this, you donít have to be in the tourney to review the scripts. Youíll garner good will if you do. Also, multiple peeps here would happily return the favor. Myself included. Iíll even score it for you as if it were in, just to give you the flavor of how it goes. Gotta have thick skin though. This place isnít for the faint of heart. Itís about getting better, not false praise. Also, watch for the next challenge. Theyíre a hell of a lot of fun, and good for improving.


Thanks for the advice! Iíll def check out the entrants. Iíve read a lot of comments on some scripts so I agree itís not for the faint of heart.  It makes since. To get your story made or at least a deal,you gotta be the best to beat the best.  If they let me enter on the 3rd, Iíll make sure to know where to send and wonít wait till the last second.
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Matthew Taylor
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Quoted from Kevin_L


Thanks for the advice! Iíll def check out the entrants. Iíve read a lot of comments on some scripts so I agree itís not for the faint of heart.  It makes since. To get your story made or at least a deal,you gotta be the best to beat the best.  If they let me enter on the 3rd, Iíll make sure to know where to send and wonít wait till the last second.


This place is great if you get involved. It's good to see you are eager to.

If you can't get into this tournament, this place runs OWCs which are good to get involved in - you can check out the past ones to get a feel for what's involved.


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Don
Posted: June 11th, 2019, 9:54am Report to Moderator
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So, what are you writing?

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I didnít realize I had to register. I asked if could I participate even tho I wasnít in round 1.  Someone said yes but my script will not be in the competition  side of things.  Which is fine. I hurried to get it written and couldnít figure out how to upload . Iím using FD mobile on my phone until I get me a new laptop. It started glitching. I finally got it sent to Don few minutes after midnight asking he could turn it in to who uploads the scripts cause I didnít know how or who.  Itís not up so Iím assuming it wonít be. Which is fine rules are rules. Plus after I went back and looked I doubt anyone would read it due to so many simple errors.   I think I had a decent story tho.

Thanks again for the advice ! Will definitely be checking out some stories.




Sean (Mr. Blonde) is running the tournament and it is entirely up to him, alone.  

Don


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DustinBowcot
Posted: June 11th, 2019, 10:06am Report to Moderator
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As reviewers it is your job to put yourself in the shoes of the recipient. So, if the script is aimed at children, do not judge it by your own humour, instead ask yourself, would the recipient find this funny?
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leitskev
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I don't want anyone to think I'm shirking review duty. Will be doing mine at night and I'll need the whole week. Need to get reg work done.
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Gary in Houston
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Quoted from DustinBowcot
As reviewers it is your job to put yourself in the shoes of the recipient. So, if the script is aimed at children, do not judge it by your own humour, instead ask yourself, would the recipient find this funny?


The recipient for most of these then must be people who love boring, unimaginative and unfunny scripts because thatís pretty much all Iím reading so far. And Iím including mine in that bunch.


An utterly mediocre writer who somehow still falls bass ackwards into getting some of his scripts produced.
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Dreamscale
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Quoted from Gary in Houston


The recipient for most of these then must be people who love boring, unimaginative and unfunny scripts because thatís pretty much all Iím reading so far. And Iím including mine in that bunch.


That's too bad to hear, as I have alot to go still.

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jayrex
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We all love different kinds of humour.

Sitcom humour is more relatable than say Monty Python humour which is more creative.  IMAO.

Iíll favour wacky comedy over safe comedy.

Weíll also have to think of the target market.  If the script is for adults, children, teens, etc...

From experience, Iíve notice most people here prefer a drama over a comedy.


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Zack
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The recipient for most of these then must be people who love boring, unimaginative and unfunny scripts because thatís pretty much all Iím reading so far. And Iím including mine in that bunch.


So if you're looking at these scripts through the eyes of someone who enjoys boring, unfunny stuff, does that mean all the scripts will be getting top marks from you?


An example of my writing...

FOR SATAN - short, horror, 14 pgs (revised draft) - A group of thrill-seekers explore a creepy old house on Halloween night. Think you know this story? Think again.
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Gary in Houston
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So if you're looking at these scripts through the eyes of someone who enjoys boring, unfunny stuff, does that mean all the scripts will be getting top marks from you?


Iím thinking of that scene from ďA Christmas StoryĒ where Ralphie has turned in his drab, boring, theme paper, and in his daydreams he envisions the teacher gushing over the poorly written paper and then writing ďA++++++++++++++++++++Ē on the chalkboard while the other students hoist him on their shoulders.

Thatís how I like to think of reviewers reading my crap. But then, like Ralphie, Iím quickly brought back to reality by the myriad of reviews.  


An utterly mediocre writer who somehow still falls bass ackwards into getting some of his scripts produced.
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ReneC
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Iím thinking of that scene from ďA Christmas StoryĒ where Ralphie has turned in his drab, boring, theme paper, and in his daydreams he envisions the teacher gushing over the poorly written paper and then writing ďA++++++++++++++++++++Ē on the chalkboard while the other students hoist him on their shoulders.

Thatís how I like to think of reviewers reading my crap. But then, like Ralphie, Iím quickly brought back to reality by the myriad of reviews.  


I understand you so much better now.  


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stevie
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Will be out of the loop for a few days as heading to my hometown in Victoria for my dads 80th on Sat    Obviously Iíll have net but will be busy lol   Look forward to writing my Rd 3 script on the plane home on Monday lol

Iíve read all the rd2 scripts but havenít reviewed them all   If you want a review plse feel free to PM me   Iím not a fan of the anon thing so Iíll stay quiet lol



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Warren
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Will be out of the loop for a few days as heading to my hometown in Victoria for my dads 80th on Sat    Obviously Iíll have net but will be busy lol   Look forward to writing my Rd 3 script on the plane home on Monday lol

Iíve read all the rd2 scripts but havenít reviewed them all   If you want a review plse feel free to PM me   Iím not a fan of the anon thing so Iíll stay quiet lol


Where in Oz are you actually from, Steve?


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Kyabram in Victoria, Waz  near Shepparton   Two and a half hours north of Melbourne

I left home when I was 18, lived on the Gold Coast, in Cairns now back on the GC.



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Warren
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Kyabram in Victoria, Waz  near Shepparton   Two and a half hours north of Melbourne

I left home when I was 18, lived on the Gold Coast, in Cairns now back on the GC.


Roger that. My sister lives on the GC. Thought you might have been anouther Sydney-sider.


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